Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Like I said before with Uncommon Brewery, EVERYTHING IS DONE ORGANICALLY - this Bacon Ale Comes only in a 30L Keg but its no ordinary Keg, no sir, its a Bag in a box, you throw it away once its empty! Thank you for thinking of our environment Uncommon!! Now to the beer, BACON!!!! YUM what a concept! I was the lucky winner to taste this at Twin Lights Tap House in Highlands NJ. From what I hear its very limited so get there while its still on tap!
barleysoda (2) - Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I thought I was going to be enjoying this with breakfast. The aroma made me think so. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a beer that had more going for it. The flavor was that of a well made ale and the smokyness of bacon. Rest assured I liked what I tasted and I was not disappointed.
t_wc_0 (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from IBS.
Served at 4 degC.
Aroma upon opening, slightly roasted malts & anise hint of smoke (as i read the label)
Pours with a medium head consistent med/large bubbles, which lingers through 2nd sip. Gradually fades to strong lacing around edges.
Also sharp but mellow bitterness.
Anise & bitterness mellows & roasty subtle sweetness shines due to excellent body & mouth feel. Smooth & subtle biscuit malts follow.
Hint of dill fronds compliments subtle sweetness.
As it warms hint of alcohol is noticeable.
Slight sweet smokiness.
Serious food pairing possibilites; bacon, smoked salmon, porcini mushroom, vegimite, parmesan & soy. To the kitchen!
HenrikSoegaard (9126) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Week and alright bacon notes. Moderate bitter long finish. Creamy palate.
jstraw (1651) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold-amber with good, fine-bubble, foamy tan head / Light nose of hop, spice, and smoke / Medium body, creamy and lush, dry with low fruit, with bitter finish / Flavors of dry hop, buckwheat, clove, coriander, seeming rye spice, with just a hint of bacon / Not really a brown ale, more like a rye ipa.
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Brooklyn is getting a ton of hype over their bacon beer and I’ve heard Cigar City is not far behind, but this is the first one out that I know of. This is also made with organic buckwheat. Sample size glass as part of a flight. Very light in color for a brown ale, actually closer to a hazy orangish gold. Nice off-white froth leaving some lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey with a citric tinge, again not very ’brown.’ Flavor is citric with a hint of nuttiness (buckwheat). The bacon comes through during the finish as a smokey ashy note, sort of like the aftertaste of bacon rather than the de facto taste of bacon. Light bodied and maybe a bit thin, I would say this beer comes up short of its potential but it’s still a cool concept and another solid offering in the Uncommon lineup.
Rusty (1528) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Flavor is buckwheat, bacon and hops. Not too much bacon, perhaps not enough bacon but the buckwheat sure is interesting.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap pours hazy brown with a good head. Aromas of slightly smoked malt some grassy piney notes and a bit of sweet malt. Flavor is bitter can only taste a very light presence of bacon.at the end kind of disappointing but the rest of the beer stands strong. Body is medium and finish is bitter leaving only a hint if pig
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2 Oct 2010) Dark brownish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, orange and hints of smoke. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, caramel and hints of smoke. Gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. The bacon part is a bit toned down, but it’s still a nice and tasty beer.
Theis (11070) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fermentoren. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Nutty. Red berries. Fruity. Licorice notes. Cocoa. Bitterness. Ryebread. Ok but light smokey notes. Light mushrooms.